Love and Food in the Big D

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center - Glenrose, Tx

After much deliberation about how this Sunday Funday would be spent together, Chad and I finally decided to break in our new Prius with it's first ROAD TRIP down to Glen Rose, Texas to visit Texas' own animal safari!  Talk about an ADVENTURE!  It wasn't anything like we expected but after an almost two and a half hour drive through miles of rolling hills, we encountered the most docile and curious creatures you'd ever seen. 

Sweet little deer family..

Cute little guy :)

Nap time..

Well HELLO THERE..  ;)  Hehehehehe.. 
Yes you're seeing this correctly, he literally had his head IN the car!

Up close and personal

Just shy of our car window... :) 

Pretty intimidating I must say!
I loved this guy!  He was RIGHT there by our car...

hehehehe.. that tongue was a mile long!

I shall call him Herb ;)

Chad's buddy... Number 550 :)

So this guy...

Was a bit freaky..  lol

And this guy...
Yeah this one RIGHT HERE...

Thought it would be REAL cute to stick his head into our car and SNORT ON US!!!!

Chad and I have never laughed SO HARD!!  It scared the CRAP out of us!!

it's almost like he's laughing at us.  :)  lol... What a punk!

So I think Chad's face says it all...hahahaha!  :)

This was Snotty's evil twin.  :)

Channeling his inner "hunter", Chad tried his luck with a loud belting "Gobble, Gobble, Gobble" turkey call and this guy actually came RUNNING to us! 
And yes, Chad literally yelled the words "Gobble, Gobble, Gobble"... lol. 
 My husband's a NUTHEAD!  :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day Pops :)

My first true love.  My dad.  One of the greatest men I've ever known.  Thank you for your heart, your inspiration and for your constant support throughout these years.  I love you so much dad, I'd be lost without you guys!  Here's to a wonderful Father's Day... I miss you... See you in a few weeks!  :)

Wicked - The Musical

What an amazing day Chad and I had this past Funday Sunday at Fair Park Music Hall.  To be quite honest, I didn't have any expectations going into this, because I truly didn't know what Wicked was all about.  I knew it was the story of the witches of Oz but I couldn't have prepared myself for the way the story played out.  There was laughter, romance, angst, betrayal, joy, and simply an increbible cast of talented actors that nearly blew off the roof with their amazing voices.  It was a thrill hearing the crowd EXPLODE after a moving number by Elphaba, who in my opinion, stole the show.  I have a hard time believing that any other broadway show can beat this one. 

The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz
Fair Park Music Hall
Sunday, June 21, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Beach Babe Gone Wild ;)

With summer fully upon us, and the Texas heat wave in full force, Christi and Omar wasted no time getting Addie adjusted to the summer heat.  Between trips to my parents trailer down at South Padre Island and the jumbo inflatable pool they have perfectly positioned under their porch at their house, Addie has become very fond of the water.  :)  Even though it seems like FOREVER since I've seen her, Christi keeps me up to speed on "All things Addie" with the cutest summer pictures of her!  Here's a look at what she's been up to this summer.  :)

What a smile!  Hanging out at my parents trailer.  :)

Lovin' those cute flip flops Addie. :)

Awww.. Addie and her Mama, Christi. 

A sweet smile with her Dad

Havin' some fries at Pirate's Landing

Anything for this sweet girl... A princess swimsuit and a cute baby pool just for her!

She's growing up so FAST!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Lola Cat's Birthday in Austin :)

It's always a treat when I get to see my girlies again.  Our time in College Station seemed like just yesterday but the reality of our every day lives since graduating and scattering around different parts of Texas has left us with only an occassional visit where we all can get together.  This past weekend we trekked our way to good 'ol Austin, Texas to partake in girlish activities in order to celebrate one of our very own's 30th birthday.  :)  Lorraine was the first to mark her entrance into her 30's and as requested... part of her present (after a super delish lunch at one of my new Austin favorite restaurant's, Moonshine) was to hit the bridal salon with our girl Jenn (aka Penguino) to hunt down her elusive wedding dress!!!  It was a fabulous day with fabulous ladies...and I can't wait to do it again!

Our birthday girl Lorraine, testing out the merchandise...  :)

I think we were all eager to relive our own wedding days again... :)

The future Mrs. Brugliera seeing what the store had to offer..
What about this one??
No one said this job was easy... :)
Lorraine and Christine taking a breather
Practicing for her OWN wedding perhaps???  hmmmmmm....  ;)

Lorraine and Christine waiting for the beautiful bride to come out in pretty dresses!

After a fairly extensive search at the bridal salon for potential bridal wear, we left the store empty handed and headed to Lorraine's house to catch up on eachother's lives since we last saw eachother... which just so happened to be out my wedding!!

Taking all but two seconds to turn into goofballs again...we tested out my camera's nifty timer function.  :)

Probably the best shot of me... HALF an Yvette!  :)
We're obviously still working on this whole timer, run and pose thing..

Our very UNSUCCESSFUL attempt at a 1980's Prom Picture.  lol..

I think Lorraine's got it...but Jenn just couldn't keep a straight face!  :)


THUD!  Thinking the bed was softer than it actually was, Shoosh let herself fly just to hit like a brick to our squeals of laughter.... It. Was. PRICELESS!  :)

I think it still hurts... lol!

Still being silly... :)

What beeeeeauuutiful ladies!

The good old switch-a-roo!  Can you spot the difference?  ;)

Christina (aka, chris, shoosh, xuxa, shooshinator, and Lorraine (aka, The Cat)

Birthday girl Lorraine and Jenn (aka Penguino, beautiful Bride to be!)

Lorraine's Dirty 30 birthday funday with the girls... :)

Lorraine and Christine :)

Lorraine and yours truly! 
Old college roomies together again... 

Awww... I miss you girls already!  There's nothing like getting together with your closest girl friends to hash it all out.  You girls are the BEST, thank you all for so many wonderful years of love, laughter and happily ever afters! 

Here's to another 30 wonderful years!! 
We love you!